from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large bubaline antelope of Africa, Alcelaphus tora, with strongly divergent and ringed horns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large African antelope (Alcelaphus tora). It has widely divergent, strongly ringed horns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A large African antelope (Alcejaphus tora) with widely divergent, strongly ringed horns.


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  • We returned to the dead tetel and to our captive baboons; but times had changed since we had left them.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • We had hardly ridden half a mile when I perceived a fine bull tetel standing near a bush a few hundred yards distant.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • I had chosen a remarkably snug position for ourselves; the two angareps (stretchers) were neatly arranged in the middle of a small open space free from overhanging boughs; near these blazed a large fire, upon which were roasting a row of marrow-bones of buffalo and tetel, while the table was spread with a clean cloth and arranged for dinner.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • The Arabs now tied the baboons to trees, and employed themselves in carefully skinning the tetel so as to form a sack from the hide.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • In an instant the tetel was neglected, the aggageers mounted their horses, and leaving my wife with a few men to take charge of the game, accompanied by Florian we went in search of the buffaloes.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • Upon arrival I found, in high yellow grass beneath a large tree, the tetel dead, and Abou Do wiping his bloody sword, surrounded by the foremost of the party.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • I now returned to the spot where we had left my wife and the tetel.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • Abou Do hunted like a cunning greyhound; the tetel turned, and, taking advantage of the double, he cut off the angle; succeeding by the manoeuvre, he again followed at tremendous speed over the numerous inequalities of the ground, gaining in the race until he was within twenty yards of the tetel, when we lost sight of both game and hunter in the thick bushes.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • Out dashed Abou Do from the ranks on his active gray horse, and away he flew after the wounded tetel, his long hair floating in the wind, his naked sword in hand, and his heels digging into the flanks of his horse, as though armed with spurs in the last finish of a race.

    In the Heart of Africa


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